Can I file for bankruptcy without it effecting him?

I have been laid off for close to 4 years. Over a year ago my son was treated for osteosarcoma. My husband is working but barely making it. Also, I have a hold on my checking account for a default loan, would this release those funds? It is my mortgage payment that’s being held up.

Asked on March 4, 2013 under Bankruptcy Law, Illinois


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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Ordinarily when a married couple is married and one files for bankruptcy protection the filing somehow affects the spouse that did not do the filing. Given the situation that you have written about I suggest that you consult further with bankruptcy attorney about your matter.

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